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Definition of Load


  1. A burden; that which is laid on or put in anything for conveyance; that which is borne or sustained; a weight; as, a heavy load.
  2. The quantity which can be carried or drawn in some specified way; the contents of a cart, barrow, or vessel; that which will constitute a cargo; lading.
  3. That which burdens, oppresses, or grieves the mind or spirits; as, a load of care.
  4. A particular measure for certain articles, being as much as may be carried at one time by the conveyance commonly used for the article measured; as, a load of wood; a load of hay; specifically, five quarters.
  5. The charge of a firearm; as, a load of powder.
  6. Weight or violence of blows.
  7. The work done by a steam engine or other prime mover when working.
  8. To lay a load or burden on or in, as on a horse or in a cart; to charge with a load, as a gun; to furnish with a lading or cargo, as a ship; hence, to add weight to, so as to oppress or embarrass; to heap upon.
  9. To adulterate or drug; as, to load wine.
  10. To magnetize.

Load Quotations

Your genetics load the gun. Your lifestyle pulls the trigger.
Mehmet Oz

Drinking water is like washing out your insides. The water will cleanse the system, fill you up, decrease your caloric load and improve the function of all your tissues.
Kevin R. Stone

We all have burdens and we need to learn to carry each other's burdens, lighten each other's load.
Ann Romney

Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load.
Charles Henry Parkhurst

It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
Lou Holtz
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Load Translations

load in Afrikaans is laai, belaai
load in Dutch is laden
load in Finnish is lasti
load in French is chargement, fardeau
load in German is aufladen, Last, Last, laden
load in Italian is caricato
load in Latin is sarcina, onus
load in Norwegian is last, laste, lade, belastning
load in Portuguese is carga
load in Spanish is carga, ajobo, cargar
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